David Hare Interview

TICKETS: €9 each, or €15 for both events. Tickets also available from the IFI Box Office

Although Sir David Hare is possibly most well known for his work in theatre - having written more than thirty plays including Plenty, Pravda, Racing Demon and The Judas Kiss - he has also been widely honoured for his long list of credits for the screen. He has written more than twenty screenplays for film and television including Plenty, Paris by Night, Wetherby and Damage. As a writer he has twice been nominated for Oscars for his adapted screenplays on The Hours and The Reader, each of which also earned him nominations for a Golden Globe.  His haunting drama Wetherby won him a Golden Berlin Bear in 1985 and he has directed many actors to win awards for their work across his formidable back catalogue. His new film Denial is now in production.

The festival is proud to welcome Sir David Hare to attend a special screening of one of his most highly acclaimed works for screen, his adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s novel The Hours, where he will participate in a post-screening interview with Sean Rocks of RTE Radio 1’s Arena.

The Hours received nine Oscar nominations and observes the effect that Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway has on three different women, played by Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep.

David Desmond Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Photograph by Walter van Dyk